Exquisite outcomes arise from synergy between client and architect
Every project reinforces the worth of the architect. So many schemes would have been mundane and often economically poorer without this contribution. What really stood out among the winners was the use and integration of warm natural materials and finishes including stone, oak, brick, copper, bronze and concrete, exquisitely detailed in the way they connected or turned a corner.
The partnership between client and architect was strongly evident in the great lengths taken to understand all the contextual inputs, from human enjoyment to ecological footprint. Inventive solutions to a range of social and environmental problems hold centre stage this year and the successful synergy between client and architect continues to be the key in achieving an exquisite outcome.
Regional Building of the Year
Hawkins\Brown for University of Oxford
Hampshire County Council Architects (HCC Property Services) for Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust
AHR for Eastleigh Borough Council
bere:architects for private client
Niall McLaughlin Architects for private client
Lee/Fitzgerald Architects for Brasenose College
Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton for Matthew Barnett Howland + Dido Milne
BDP with Dixon Jones, Allies and Morrison, Panter Hudspith and Glenn Howells Architects for Westgate Oxford Alliance (LandSec and The Crown Estate)
Hampshire County Council Architects (HCC Property Services) for Hampshire